Shiitake Log & Wine Cap Mulch Inoculation
Learn to grow edible mushrooms on logs! This outdoor workshop will cover the life cycle, ecological functions of fungi as well as outdoor cultivation of fungi. We will drill holes in logs, fill them with mushroom spawn, and seal them with wax. You will learn what types of wood are viable, sources for mushroom spawn, how to take care of your log, fruiting mushrooms, harvesting, and pest control. Inoculate 2 logs and take 1 home and grow mushrooms outdoors.
In the afternoon, we will create a large Stropharia mulch bed which will fruit Wine-Cap Stropharia (aka the Garden Giant) on the farm for years to come. Learn about how to sheet mulch with fungi and the importance of fungi in our soils. You will learn how to set up your own companion fungi in your garden and resources to get started.
Light refreshments will be served. There will be a 1-hour break for lunch, which is available for purchase in the Farm Stand.